Archive for the ‘Leica’ Category

A Designer Rocker, a Guided Tour and a Practical Anachronism

May 26, 2019
The Rocker

The Rocker

The tour.

The tour.

And …
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FOFER

March 24, 2019
A lightmeter, a camera, a rangefinder, some film. All you need.

A lightmeter, a camera, a rangefinder, some film. All you need.

The 0-series replica is a simple camera. It doesn’t even have a rangefinder. Mine now does.

FOFER, an external rangefinder from 1930.

FOFER, an external rangefinder from 1930.


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Camel Spotting

March 13, 2019
A spotting scope

A spotting scope

Sorry, for the title of this post, I couldn‘t resist the Monty Python reference!
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BWWSW

March 12, 2019
Boat

Boat

On my way to Düsseldorf’s congress center this morning.

Wait

Wait

Registering for CME at the ophthalmology meet.
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New Old Pictures

March 8, 2019
Ku'damm shadows

Ku’damm shadows

The first film from out of the 0-series replica Leica has been developed and I’m pleasantly surprised by the results. So, here are some shots I took with it in Berlin, on and around the Ku’damm. All on Kodak Portra 800.

In a hurry. So was I, not properly focussed, camera shake. Like it for it's errors.

In a hurry. So was I, not properly focussed, camera shake. Like it for it’s errors.


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Old / New

March 7, 2019

I’m having an architectural photography workshop in a week. Just getting in the mood.

Old School

February 24, 2019
0-series replica and a cappuccino

0-series replica and a cappuccino

I‘m in Berlin this weekend. Recent sales of guitars on Ebay have been going quite well, so I thought I‘d have a look at this camera they had at the Berlin Leica Store:

Leicas latest digital camera. Not.

Leicas latest digital camera. Not.

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Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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An Experimental Platform

January 26, 2019
Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Canon FD f/1.2 85 mm and Visoflex (Type 020) fitted

Putting a Visoflex electronic viewfinder on a Leica M10-D seems nonsensical.
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Bag Snobbery

January 25, 2019

The Leica “Systemtasche” by Oberwerth

The times they are a’changing. In these gender-fluid times, a man can get excited about a leather bag. By all means! So I did.
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